About the College

History 1930s
The second pharmacy student organization, the Nu chapter of Rho Chi national honorary pharmaceutical society, was established.

The UT Pharmaceutical Association (UTPhA), predecessor of the Longhorn Pharmaceutical Association, was organized to foster professional pride and to introduce students to state and national pharmacy organizations.

New courses including "Manufacturing of Cosmetic Preparations" and "Parasiticides and Parasitology" indicated the developing divergent directions of the profession.

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From photo of 1930 Texan News room.
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Louis William Schleuse, Graduate of UT College of Pharmacy and member of Pharmacy Faculty.
The Gamma Gamma chapter of Kappa Psi was established as a service organization open to any student interested in professional as well as extracurricular activities.

A state law went into effect which required a minimum of a Ph.D. degree from a College of Pharmacy for state pharmacist licensure.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy adopted a reciprocity system whereby credits from one accredited school might be accepted by another for the same course in pharmacy.

The minimum number of hours required to receive a B.S. degree was increased by AACP from 3,000 to 3,200.

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Pharmacy Laboratory in V Hall.
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"Basic Material for a Pharmaceutical Curriculum," a report published by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, was updated with revised recommended standards.

The adoption of a dual program for the B.S. degree allowed students to pursue a scientifically-oriented curriculum or one including business administration, economics, and psychology.

The University of Texas College of Pharmacy had the largest enrollment of any pharmacy school in the country.

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Last Reviewed:January 11, 2010

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally as one of the elite pharmacy programs for education and research.  The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places the UT College of Pharmacy program among the top four of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

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